Public Space With A Roof

Toyshop Collective

Originally based in New York, is a street art group organising street theatre performances, posters, stickers and drawings. In 2003 the Toyshop Collective won first prize in the competition ‘Evolutionary Cells – how do you actively shape your society’ with their poster changes. In underground trains in New York and Berlin they replaced commercial advertisements with self-made prints and posters. Leslie Stem and Polina Soloveichik have been traveling in Europe for the last six months, leaving their drawings and portraits in each city they visit. Toyshop Collective spoke about the inspiration to create works for streets and the questions deriving from this practice.